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Enbridge oil spill east of Edmonton estimated at 10,000 litres of crude

Enbridge company logos on display at the company's annual meeting in Calgary, Thursday, May 12, 2016.


The National Energy Board says about 10,000 litres of light crude oil spilled Monday at a storage site east of Edmonton.

Enbridge said that as of Tuesday morning, it had recovered almost all of the oil, which had leaked from a tank valve in an industrial area of Strathcona County.

The company said the oil flowed into a drainage ditch and then into a creek.

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The Transportation Safety Board dispatched a team to the spill site, marking the second time one has been sent to investigate a pipeline-related incident this year.

Last month, Enbridge said a third-party strike on its pipeline caused about 961,000 litres of light oil condensate to leak into a construction pit.

The TSB has launched a full investigation into the February spill.

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